Like millions of other Americans, I'm back on a fitness routine as we start out 2011. One too many Christmas cookies have me motivated to get back to the gym and get back into eating and being healthy. And while I'm lucky to have a wonderful gym to workout at, weather and my busy schedule doesn't always allow me to make it over there.
One way I've found I can keep moving is with my Wii. There are some fabulous motivating Wii games out there that can be fun and calorie burners as well. Are you on a diet? Do you have a Wii? Check out these great options to shed a few pounds and have a little fun with your Wii this winter:
- the board and game has come far in the last few years! Wii Fit Plus has added some great games you can move with and you won't even notice. You set up a profile with your weight and height (only you will see it!) and your personal trainer will guide you along in various activities like yoga, running, hula hooping and much more! It can be a great conversation piece and fun party game with friends.
Ubisoft's Just Dance and Just Dance 2
will get you moving and grooving to your favorite pop songs. They even have a Just Dance Kids to get your children in on the fun. There's a sweat mode that truly does get you moving and will make you feel like you've had a serious workout! I recently played this on a snow day and after a half an hour, I felt like I had just stepped off the elliptical.
Are you a fan of the tv show The Biggest Loser? There are two Biggest Loser Wii Games
that will engage you with several fitness programs that will motivate you!
EA Sports Active
offers a combo of cardio and non-cardio weight-lifting related programs. Using straps that come with the game, you can strap your nunchucks to your body to track your lower body movements to maximize accuracy of your workout and to achieve maximum results.